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Robert Cray Band

The Egyptian Theatre, July 7


Not everybody gets a Fender Stratocaster named after them, gets to open for Eric Clapton and is invited to play in Chuck Berry's backup band by Keith Richards in a movie. Robert Cray has done all of that and more. He played with Stevie Ray Vaughan at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre the night Vaughn died in a helicopter accident, and played the white-hot guitar solo in John Lee Hooker's "Baby Lee," and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Since 1980, he has cut more than 20 albums, his most recent being Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm in 2017. His driving, southern-blues guitar style and sonorous voice have propelled him to the kind of stardom that most blues artists can only dream about, and on Sunday, July 7, he'll play The Egyptian Theatre with the Robert Cray Band.